One of the things I wish I had available to me when I was starting to learn ophthalmology was a list of resources. I asked around and polled my fellow residents and attendings to find out what textbooks to buy, what question banks to use, etc. I also turned to Google and was disappointed to find that there really wasn’t a whole lot of demand for learning ophthalmology (go figure). I read reviews on Amazon about various books, and then for the books I couldn’t check out from my residency program’s medical library, I basically took a gamble.
Although I don’t feel like I wasted a ton of money on textbooks, etc., I still think it would be nice to have site that lists out all of those resources and helps me make an informed choice about whether or not to make a purchase.
That’s what I hope this section of the website will accomplish. Whether you’re just beginning your ophthalmology residency or brushing up for the MoC exams or just wanting to get a refresher on ophthalmology, I hope it will be helpful to see lists of websites, textbooks, tools, etc. with detailed commentary on each, so that you can get a better sense of whether to drop $250 on that textbook or spend hours reading that website. It’ll be slow-going (my first review post took about 5-6 hours to put together), but I have high hopes that this will be useful to you all.
As full disclosure, I have not gotten a chance to fully review all of these resources – it’s on my list of things to do, and with many of these textbooks I currently don’t have the capital to purchase all of these books. However, I do want to still aggregate all of these books together so that as you’re trying to decide what books to get, there’s at least a working list of available texts on the subject.
Glaucoma, Second Edition
Shaarawy TM, Sherwood MB, Hitchings RA, Crowston JG. Glaucoma, 2nd ed. London: Saunders Ltd., 2014.
This 2-volume text provides a comprehensive summary of glaucoma, with considerations for management in various clinical situations. I have not gotten a chance to read through the bulk of this book yet, but it appears quite detailed and may be a good reference for those who manage a lot of glaucoma in their clinical practice.
Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology: Glaucoma
Rhee DJ. Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology: Wills Eye Institute: Glaucoma (Wills Eye Institute Atlas Series), 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.
Basic and Clinical Science Course: Glaucoma
Girkin CA, ed. Basic and Clinical Science Course, Section 10: Glaucoma, 2017-2018 ed. San Francisco: American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2017.